Dan Browning

Reporter | Health Care | Medical Research
Phone: 612-673-4493
Dan Browning covers health care and medical research for the Star Tribune. His areas of expertise include investigative reporting, computer-assisted reporting (i.e., data analysis) and white collar crime.

Recent content from Dan Browning

Scam artists get 57 years in prison for $195 million scheme

Jason "Bo" Beckman, described as a kingpin, received 30 years in prison and was ordered to make a total of $155,359,411.77 in restitution.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 09:45 AM

Drugs and thugs slide down priority scale

U.S. Attorney says office is focused on bigger, more time-consuming crimes.

Updated: December 31, 2012, - 01:42 PM

Jones' office turns to 1934 law aimed at gangsters

U.S. Atttorney's office uses the 1934 Hobbs Act to aim at hardened criminals, but hits others, too.

Updated: December 30, 2012, - 07:41 PM

Federal courts beat: Federal prosecutor is ready for just one job

Don't be surprised if Minnesota gets a new U.S. attorney next year.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 07:01 PM

Dec. 12: Beckman offers $19M for leniency

Jason "Bo" Beckman, a brash 42-year-old former money manager, is offering a $19 million check to avoid what could be life in prison when he stands before Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis for sentencing on Jan. 3.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 05:30 AM

Conflict over preaching in Duluth park returns to federal court

Judge sides with preachers' free-speech rights at Duluth event.

Updated: December 05, 2012, - 11:57 PM

Bank robbery suspect duels with court - by himself

"Man in black" suspect illustrates the many pitfalls of representing yourself in a criminal case.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 08:57 PM

Petters' ex says new husband abused her

In 2010, 39-year-old Tracy Mixon watched the father of her two young children -- Tom Petters -- get sent to prison for 50 years for running a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme from the Twin Cities. She was evicted from her $640,000 Plymouth home by the receiver rounding up Petters' assets and lost privileges to a Lincoln SUV. Then in September, a federal judge overseeing the remnants of the estate cut off the $1,879 monthly stipend she'd been getting since his 2008 arrest.

Updated: November 28, 2012, - 09:32 PM

Nov. 27: Did Ramsey County workhouse nurses neglect inmate with TB?

A federal jury must decide if they showed deliberate indifference to inmate whose infection spread to others.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 09:06 PM

Federal courts beat: Justice may be nigh in coin fraud

Hardly a week goes by without someone calling me to complain that a Twin Cities coin dealer ripped them off. Most of the callers are elderly. Many lack any records of their transactions. Some say law enforcement -- the FBI, local police -- advised them to lick their wounds and move on.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 07:20 PM

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